County voting delegates at the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation’s (MFBF) 95th Annual Meeting re-elected Kevin Paap to his fifth two-year term as President of the Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation. He has served as president of the organization since November of 2005.The election was held November 22 during the delegate session in Bloomington.
Kevin and Julie Paap own and operate a fourth-generation family farm in Blue Earth County.
“I am humbled and honored to continue to do something that I truly love to do and am passionate about doing,” said Paap. “While agriculture faces many challenges, with every challenge there are opportunities. Minnesota Farm Bureau Federation will continue to be at the table in the public policy arena, build agriculture’s positive image and develop leaders at all levels.”
Re-elected to a three-year term to the board was Fran Miron of Hugo in Washington-Ramsey County representing District V. Elected to a three-year term to the board was Bob Roelofs of Garden City in Blue Earth County representing District II.
Kelly Schmidt of New Ulm in Brown County will serve a one-year term on the board of directors as the Young Farmers and Ranchers committee chair. Nada Carter of Starbuck in Pope County will serve a one-year term as the Promotion and Education committee chair.
The MFBF 95th Annual Meeting concludes Saturday, November 23 with the announcement of the Young Farmers & Ranchers awards.
Minnesota Farm Bureau is the largest general farm organization in the state focusing on Farmers • Families • Food with more than 30,000 family members. Members determine policy through a grassroots process involving the Farm Bureau members in 78 county and regional Farm Bureau units in a formal, democratic process. Through this process, members make their views heard to political leaders, state government officials, special interest groups and the general public. Programs for Young Farmers & Ranchers help develop leadership abilities and improve farm management. Promotion & Education committee members work with programs such as Ag in the Classroom, and safety education for farm children. For more information, contact your county Farm Bureau office.